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Parliamentary petition: Make all sexual abuse offences exceptions under the double jeopardy rules

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We welcome the petition, created by our Ambassador Dino Nocivelli, calling for the public to sign this in support for exonerating all cases of sexual abuse from the double jeopardy rules.  The statistics speak for themselves, earlier this year we learned that only 37% of cases sent to the CPS between April and September 2018 led to charges. All victims of sexual offences should have faith in their legal system to feel they could achieve justice after all the purpose of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) is to deliver justice for all, by convicting and punishing the guilty and helping them to stop offending, while protecting the innocent. If this is true then why do 75% of victims of sexual offences go unreported? This figure clearly demonstrates that victims do not have faith in the criminal justice system’s ability to achieve this for them. We would urge you to please sign this petition to change the law to prevent these offenders from continuing to perpetrate these shocking crimes and allow justice for their victims.

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Make all sexual abuse offences exceptions under the double jeopardy rules

 

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About The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a national umbrella agency with over 140 specialist organisations for supporting those who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.

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